Bodies and Titanic exhibits to stick around until April
By: Lou Ponsi, Orange County Register
BUENA PARK — Two popular exhibits, originally scheduled to vacate the former Movieland Wax Museum last week, will stay put for at least four more months.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and BODIES…The Exhibition were going to make way for a 54,000-square-foot attraction anchored by a 17,000-square-foot butterfly and hummingbird atrium.
With the various approvals taking longer than expected for the new owner, Butterfly Pavilion, city officials contacted Premier Exhibitions, which owns the Bodies and Titanic exhibits, and invited them to stay through April 17, said Ruben Lopez, Buena Park’s economic development administrator.
The city is selling the property for $2.5 million to Butterfly Pavilion.
Premier has Bodies and Titanic exhibits elsewhere in the country, but the Buena Park venues have been the most popular, particularly with medical students and other educational groups, said Kelsey Duckett, spokeswoman for Premier.
“We definitely did not want to leave in the first place,” Duckett said.